This calendar may be subject to change. Events may be added, deleted or changed as the year progresses. Before attending any event listed here, contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org

Special Notice
Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak we may be cancelling some of our events. We will try to keep the web site up-to-date on this, but if you have any doubts contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org.

Color Codes for Calendar Items
Membership Meeting at the Springer Cultural Center
Monthly business meeting
Model rocket launch at Dodds Park
High power rocket launch in Rantoul
High power rocket launch in Forsyth
Special event
Education and Outreach
Currently unused

January February March April May June July August September October November December

January 2021
January Friday 1 New Year Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
January Saturday 9 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
January Saturday 23 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January 29-31 NARCON
The National Association of Rocketry's National Convention
This year's NARCON will be a virtual event.
Online
 
February 2021
February Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
February Saturday 13 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
February Saturday 27 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
March 2021
March Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Annual Election and TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
March Saturday 13 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, March 14
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
March Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
March Saturday 27 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, March 28
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
 
April 2021
April Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting will be held on Zoom
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
April Saturday 10 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
April Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
April Saturday 24 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
May 2021
May Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to model rocketry for new members and anyone who is interested.
New board members take office
We hope that conditions will be such that we can safely hold this meeting in person. However, depending on the situation with COVID restrictions at the time the meeting is scheduled we may be forced to make it a virtual meeting on Zoom. In either case we will need to have everyone register with the park district in advance. If the meeting is held in person we may have a limit to how many can attend. If it is held online then we will need to get the details to everyone so they can participate on Zoom.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
May Saturday 8 Build & Fly Workshop
Fee $24, call 398-2550 to register.
We hope that conditions will be such that we can safely hold this workshop in person. However, depending on the situation with COVID restrictions at the time the workshop is scheduled we may be forced to cancel it. In any case we will probably need to limit the number of participants and everyone will need to register with the park district in advance so we will know how many will be there. We probably won't be able to have people register at the door on the day of the workshop.
9 - 11 a.m. Leonhard Center
May Saturday 8 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
May Saturday 22 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
June 2021
June Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: GARLO Prep
This meeting may be held on Zoom, depending on conditions
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
June Saturday 12 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
June Saturday 26 GARLO 2021
Theme: Recovery
All-day rocket launch, followed by an awards ceremony/potluck picnic.
Rain date: Saturday, July 10
Special Contests:
Best Recovery Method
Best Mars Lander

Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Due to the weather on June 26 and July 10 we have decided to postpone GARLO to Saturday, July 24. If you have any questions you can contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Set up 9 a.m.)
Dodds Park
 
July 2021
July Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting may be held on Zoom, depending on conditions
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
July Saturday 10 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
July Saturday 25 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July 24 - 30 NARAM
National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet
Geneseo, NY
July 29 - August 1 LDRS 39 Utah
July Friday 30 The CIA will demonstrate rockets for kids from the Champaign Park District Summer Camp
(set up starting at noon)
1 - 2 p.m. Dodds Park
 
August 2021
August Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to Medium and High Power Rocketry
We hope that conditions will be such that we can safely hold this meeting in person. However, depending on the situation with COVID restrictions at the time the meeting is scheduled we may be forced to make it a virtual meeting on Zoom. In either case we may need to have everyone register with the park district in advance. If the meeting is held in person we may have a limit to how many can attend. If it is held online then we will need to get the details to everyone so they can participate on Zoom.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
August Saturday 14 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
August Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
August Saturday 28 Rocket Launch
Annual Nostalgia Launch featuring rockets and launch equipment more than 30 years old. Dig out those old rockets and get them flying again.

Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
September 2021
September Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting may be held on Zoom, depending on conditions
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
September Saturday 11 Rocket Launch
Followed by night launching of rockets equipped with lights, beepers, etc.

Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - Dark Dodds Park
September Tuesday 21 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
September Saturday 25 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
October 2021
October Saturday 2 Heartland Maker Fest
This was cancelled in 2020. They hope to reschedule it in 2021.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana
October Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Our annual swap meet. Bring your surplus rocket related equipment and supplies to buy, sell and trade with other members.
This meeting may be held on Zoom, depending on conditions
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
October Saturday 9 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.

Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
October Saturday 23 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.

Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October 29 - 31 Midwest Power launch near Princeton, IL sponsored by Quad Cities Rocketry Society 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Princeton
 
November 2021
November Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: High power rocketry beyond Level I
This meeting may be held on Zoom, depending on conditions
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
November Saturday 13 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/14.

Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
November Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
November Saturday 27 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/28.

Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
 
December 2021
December Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Annual Wrapup, Rocket nostalgia and "Tall Tales". Bring stories and artifacts to share.
This meeting may be held on Zoom, depending on conditions
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
December Saturday 11 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
December Saturday 18 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
December Tuesday 21 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
 
January 2022
January Saturday 1 Rocket Launch
Until the COVID pandemic has cleared we will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park


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